The USA is a vast country and one you will keep wanting to go back to. Receiving the poster size scratch map of the USA was a delightful surprise and exciting rolling it out of the retro designed scroll tube with lid. The map was protected with tissue and is of durable thickness with shiny finish rolling out with no creases. The baby blue border with delicate grey spots, a stripe red header, a cream background and a full map of the USA styled art of the American flag stars and stripes reminded me of an American diner. The poster is typical of vintage signs and conjured up the colorful states and places we dream of visiting one day because we saw it in the movies.
Having already explored Florida’s coast and theme parks, I was thrilled to be given this map as for years I have been planning a road trip across America in my mind, and this has given me the motivation, to continue the dream. My daughter Charlotte was born with an illness and swimming with the dolphins at Sea World Orlando was a gift to her, and she was chosen as a VIP at Typhoon Lagoon, and this is typical of the friendly nature and intuition of the American people to notice her and make her feel special. I really want to do the Southern route starting from Florida with all it’s special memories for me, and from there will take me through Georgia and strange that Charlotte had her surgery in Birmingham England, and Birmingham USA is where Martin Luther King wrote his famous speech ” I have a Dream ” and I can totally resonate with this and why this scratch map is so perfect to inspire and continue that journey , the dream of freedom is happening in all of us, and no better place than the USA. A part from the civil rights history Georgia has 47 national parks like no others in the world and an area called the small canyon so not sure if I can make it to California at this point to at least scratch off the bottom of the map and taste some excellent wine in Napa Valley, but this map will at least prompt me . !
The Map looks great on the wall and those 50 states including Alaska, look so inviting, with interstate highways numbered the memories of those open highways remembered and roads to uncover, the map gives us the focus and discovery of great places seen and yet to see. The map is scaled out and unbelievable but the East to West can be achieved in 2 weeks with stops.
Would highly recommend this quality original map for anyone wanting to explore the beauty and cultural diversity and stunning landscapes of the American Dream. It certainly feeds the heart with great earthly experiences and the map is a real voice in the ” must do” ear.
Top tip for scratching off your personalized journey of the USA. Remember you are not digging for gold ! I used a 5 p coin and held it to the side and a gentle rub removes the layer, just like a scratch card. Comes away easy to reveal detailed areas of each state, city’s, beaches, boundaries and toll roads.
“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness” . The American Dream .